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Lime Energy to Develop Efficiency Improvements for USPS Facilities

January 18, 2010
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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. - Lime Energy announced that it has received three contracts from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that give the company the opportunity to develop and implement energy efficiency projects for USPS facilities on the East Coast. Lime Energy will investigate energy efficiency projects at postal facilities in seven designated regions that include southern New Jersey and Delaware, Philadelphia, District of Columbia, eastern Maryland, eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia, northern Virginia, Greater Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The contracts provide a fast-track method for design and execution of more than 1,800 pre-determined items related to energy efficiency. Upon approval from the USPS, Lime will perform surveys, develop energy solutions, and install new energy efficient lighting and mechanical equipment.

“Given our past experience with the number of buildings in these regions, and our history of USPS approving our proposals, we look forward to identifying the energy savings potential and installing new equipment that saves energy and utility costs,” said Jim Smith, president of public sector and regional construction at Lime Energy. The maximum work to be performed under the three contracts is $28.5 million, accounting for the potential of four one-year renewals under each contract. There is no minimum purchase requirement under any of these contracts.

“The U.S. Postal Service has thousands of facilities all over the country and we salute their dedication to making these buildings energy efficient,” said John O’Rourke, COO of Lime Energy. “Over the past six years, we have completed approximately $30 million in work for the Postal Service and we are very excited to begin this new phase continuing our tradition of exceptional design build performance.”

Lime Energy specializes in improving the energy efficiency of clients’ facilities, reducing operating costs, energy use, and carbon emissions, focusing on the commercial/industrial and the public sector market. Its work includes the engineering, design, and implementation of energy efficient lighting, mechanical and electrical upgrades, water conservation, weatherization, and development and implementation of renewable energy. For more information, visit www.lime-energy.com.

Publication date: 01/18/2010

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